Definition of rosebud in English:



  • 1An unopened flower of a rose.

    ‘the flowers resemble tiny rosebuds’
    as modifier ‘her rosebud mouth’
    • ‘My oldest sister was named Rose because of her rosebud shaped lips and a slight birthmark that was on her forehead when she was born.’
    • ‘She opened her rosebud mouth and said, with a voice like leaves fluttering against cobbles, ‘Would you like to buy a hat?’’
    • ‘Her features were fine; her soulful green eyes sparkled with excitement, and her rosebud mouth was turned up in an unconscious smile.’
    • ‘Despite the disastrous night prior, Devin still dwelt in a sublime state, mesmerised by tantalizing blue eyes and a rosebud mouth.’
    • ‘The woman was holding a baby, a rather plump, curly-haired baby with blond hair, large, round blue eyes and a rosebud mouth.’
    • ‘Her golden curls tumbled down to frame two clear blue eyes, a short, straight nose, and a rosebud mouth.’
    • ‘She had nearly perfect skin and a perfect rosebud mouth that I ached to kiss.’
    • ‘Gracie sits next to a rosebud and tree trunk, a poignant reminder of a life cut short.’
    • ‘David was standing over her, letting the petals of a cream-white rosebud caress Hildegarde's cheek.’
    • ‘Her nose was small and her mouth, a faint rosebud, was now open in surprise forming a small ‘O’.’
    • ‘Her skin seemed flawless; her mouth like a perfect rosebud; her neck graceful as a swan.’
    • ‘Her tiny rosebud of a mouth pursed worriedly, her brow creasing to match.’
    • ‘Orange cake, white icing, pink lettering and rosebuds, green leaves - this is gonna be colorful.’
    • ‘The neckline, flared sleeves, and slim waistline were embroidered with pink rosebuds and leaves, and trimmed with silver.’
    • ‘In one of my favorite chapters, on aging and beauty, Northrup uses the lovely analogy of moving from the rosebud stage to the full-blown rose and, finally, to the shiny red fruit of the rose.’
    • ‘A few cloves or cinnamon stick pieces would be a nice addition, or some dried rosebuds and petals.’
    • ‘And why, with his pale skin, long hair and tiny rosebud mouth, does he look like a girl?’
    • ‘Ma Ward or rose water is an extract of rosebuds from the central plains of the Dades Valley.’
    • ‘I often think of myself as a browser in the winter garden, picking frost-sweetened greens for the dinner table, cutting budding branches for forcing, and hunting around for rosebuds and berries to fashion into winter bouquets.’
    • ‘His collection is studded with minute and colorful representations of butterflies, shells, rosebuds and arrangements of fruit.’
    1. 1.1archaic A pretty young woman.
      girl, belle, maiden, maid, nymphet, sylph